Welcome to Meerkat's Bee Removal service. Our service includes remedies for bee & wasp control, nest removal, honey bee nest removal, bee & wasp exterminator services for yellow jackets, carpenter bees, hornets, cicada killers, mud wasps and ground bees. We remove bees and wasps from walls, attics, soffits, overhangs, eaves and other cavities. Most bee and wasps nests may be divided into two groups depending on their nesting habits. This summary is concerned with those that nest underground, in hollow trees, or utilize man-made cavities (walls, foundations, attics, etc.). These insects live together and cooperate in many ways. For this reason they are collectively referred to as social insects. Such groups, although beneficial, often have well-developed defense systems, that is, they sting when disturbed. Thus, effective Bee or Wasp Identification and Bee Removal services become necessary.
Coming out of a deep winter freeze, bees and wasps are anxious to start their season. Every spring female reproductive start their nests in cavities and small ground depressions. Most residents will take note but not consider a problem until we start to wind down summer and the bee hives are at their peak population and size. Getting rid of Bees and Wasps from your home is done over time. Bee Removal services are performed in the spring with residual treatment, not a contact kill, knockdown from the big box store. If you live in a wooded area, you may require recurring bee exterminator services through the summer and fall or on a quarterly basis, that is if you desire long term control. Recurring Bee Protection will keep your home free of bees and wasps at all times. Identify Your Bee Problem
The Carpenter Bee is a large intimidating bee that is often confused with the Bumble Bee. The carpenter bee suspends themselves in the air or "Hovers" around their nesting site, a behavior most homeowners report. Carpenter Bees prefer to build their nests to the south side of an unpainted or house or wooden structure. Their nests are finely drilled holes about the diameter of a dime in your deck, fence, fascia or other structure. Female Carpenter Bees are a stinging insect although not as aggressive as the Yellow Jacket, unless they feel their nest is threatened. Carpenter bees are wood destroying insects that require professional service. Service includes exterior residual treatment and the carpenter bees holes are treated and dusted to prevent re-nesting.
Yellow Jackets are quite aggressive and are more probable to sting. Yellow Jackets often called bees are actually wasps. Yellow Jackets build nests in protected places such as inside man-made structures (attics, hollow walls or flooring, in sheds, under porches, under home siding and eaves of houses), or in soil cavities, mouse burrows, etc. They build them from wood fiber they chew into a paper-like pulp. Yellow jacket nests are usually not considered a problem until their populations are at their peak in late July-Sept; disturbing a nest at this stage can be quite unpleasant and even dangerous. Foragers from late season yellow jacket nests can number in the thousands and sometimes become a nuisance in backyards and picnic areas. Generally insect foragers are less aggressive than those individuals at the nest site. Meerkat's Bee & Wasp Exterminators will fog out behind the wall cavity or behind the siding and flush out the yellow jacket nests, remove the wasps and provide immediate service to the rest of the exterior to prevent re-entry of the pests. Pest control for bees and wasps is best left to a bee exterminator with experience to avoid dangerous stings to family members or applicator.
Bald Face Hornets, closely resemble Yellow Jackets in shape, but have much bigger heads; they are darker in color with black and white patterns. Bald Face Hornet Nests are the color gray and about the size of soccer ball and they usually hang from a tree nearby. Bald face hornets are extremely aggressive and will attack if you disturb the hive. Please do not disturb the nest, call a professional, don't get stung!
Meerkat Pest Control offers a full Honey Bee Removal Service that includes removing the Honey Bees and their honey comb from your wall cavity. It is very important that the honey comb is removed to keep the Honey Bees from trying to return to the cavity at a later date which they will, I can assure you. Meerkat's (5) step Honey Bee Removal Program.
1. Cut a section of the wall out where the nest is located
2. Meerkat will remove the Honey Bees from the wall
3. Remove the honey comb
3. Repair damages and wall cavity
4. Residual treatment on exterior
Once the Bee or Wasp population on your property has been brought under control, effective annual quarterly treatments are recommended to keep it that way. Effective residual treatments last about 90 days. Our Quarterly Bee Program will focus on preventative protection on a quarterly basis in the spring, summer and fall. The service includes your overhangs, soffits, eaves, siding, roof and other areas, newly made nests are scraped and removed. This is the only sure way to keep your home bee and wasp free over the long term.
For immediate bee and wasp removal from your home or business, call us in Albany, NY (Capital District) at 518-869-7378, in Clifton Park, NY at 518-371-7378, in Saratoga Springs, NY 518-587-5050 and in Chatham, NY at 518-392-5543.